The Only Bikini Trends Worth Knowing About

Next up on our agenda? The big bikini trends for 2017. You know the drill: Your summer holiday feels like miles off, but as we’ll tell you around this time every year, now is the time to snap up those bikinis—especially if you’re relying on the high street.

We like to think that we’re pretty generous in the giving stakes here at Who What Wear; we’ve already shared our ultimate guide to the best swimwear for every body shape and pinpointed the one style that’s certain to look good on everyone. And we’ve even revealed the one giveaway that makes swimwear look cheap.

This season is definitely about which tribe you fall into. Blame it on Bella (of Hadid fame, who else?) if you find yourself gravitating towards high-leg bottoms that Cindy Crawford and co. would have sported in the ’90s. Unapologetic and not for the faint-hearted, they’re ideal for hip joints seeking a little sun.

On the opposite end of the scale, hipster lovers will be pleased to hear that this year has ushered in a minimalistic, almost sports-inspired simplicity to separates. No frills, no flounces—just straight, supportive lines that would be appropriate post-summer down your local leisure centre—in a good way.

Then there’s the little niche movements to consider: Crochet lovers will rejoice, as the technique has become more prolific across styles to suit all budgets, while Hunza G’s one-size-fits-all crinkle fabric is set to dominate your Instagram feed once more.

Scroll through the gallery below to check out the poster girl for each bikini trend, and shop each look.